The literal meaning of the word sacrifice is “to make sacred.” However, over time the meaning of the word has changed. Today the word sacrifice means to give something up. Often in the church we talk about giving up our time and money for the building of the kingdom. If we went back to the original meaning of the word, we’d realize that every minute and every penny we donate to the church helps to sanctify us. We’re not really giving up anything at all, but instead, becoming more like our Savior. What a great way to look at the sacrifice of Christ during this Easter time!